Reflections on the Soul

The effect of all that is now transpiring upon earth is to bring to the surface that which is hidden within the human heart, and to unveil to our eyes the new vision. Then we can pass through the gateway of the New Age into a world which will be characterised by newer awareness, a deeper understanding of the vital realities, and a truer and higher standard of values.

Alice Bailey


Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

Walt Whitman


Music is an outburst of the soul.

Frederick Delius


Just as in the body, eye and ear develop as organs of perception, as senses for bodily processes, so does a man develop in himself soul and spiritual organs of perception through which the soul and spiritual worlds are opened to him. For those who do not have such higher senses, these worlds are dark and silent, just as the bodily world is dark and silent for a being without eyes and ears.

Rudolf Steiner


Before the soul can see, the harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion.

Before the soul can hear, the image (Man) has to become as deaf to roarings as to whispers, to cries of bellowing elephants as to the silvery buzzing of the golden fire-fly.

Before the soul can comprehend and may remember, she must unto the silent speaker be united, just as the form to which the clay is modelled is first united with the potter’s mind.

For then the soul will hear, and will remember.

And then to the inner ear will speak the voice of the silence.

H. P. Blavatsky


Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.

William Wordsworth


To get at the core of God at his greatest, one must first get into the core of himself at the least, for no one can know God who has not first known himself. Go to the depths of the soul, the secret place of the Most High, to the roots, to the heights; for all that God can do is focused there.

Meister Eckhart


Every man’s soul has by the law of his birth been a spectator of eternal truth, or it would never have passed into this our mortal frame.



The soul may be trusted to the end. That which is so beautiful and attractive must be succeeded and supplanted only by what is more beautiful and so on forever.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The foundations of the ocean, the vast realms of water which girdle the earth, are as tranquil and as silent in the storm as in a calm. So it is with the souls of holy men. They have a well of peace springing up within them unfathomable; and though the accidents of the hour may make them seem agitated, yet in their hearts they are not so.

John Cardinal Newman


Those are the enlightened great souls of this world who happen to be firmly fixed in eternal unborn Calmness. The world can not even dream of it.

The Upanishads


Follow you the star that lights a desert
highway, yours and mine,
Forward, till you learn the highest
Human Nature is divine.


Alfred Lord Tennyson